Auto-suggest lists and handwritten input

  • US 7,996,589 B2
  • Filed: 10/14/2005
  • Issued: 08/09/2011
  • Est. Priority Date: 04/22/2005
  • Status: Active Grant
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1. A computer-implemented method for receiving user input comprising:

  • receiving handwritten input via a user entering information in a handwriting receiving panel in a form of electronic ink, the electronic ink is a sequence or a set of strokes with properties, the handwriting receiving panel attempts to recognize the handwritten input and forwards recognition results of the handwritten input to an auto-complete provider as text;

    integrating said handwritten input via the auto-complete provider that provides an auto-suggest list comprising a list of suggested completions based on said text, wherein the auto-suggest list varies by application, such that the auto-suggest list updates after each character of the text is recognized or after a segment of the text is recognized, the auto-suggest list updates after a subsequent character or subsequent segment of text is recognized, and wherein the user adds additional information to a user selection and has newly recognized information forwarded to the auto-complete provider;

    registering the auto-complete provider to an auto-complete client, wherein the auto-complete client identifies and stores a pointer to the auto-complete provider, and wherein the auto-complete client exchanges data with the auto-complete provider;

    forwarding the user selection back to the handwriting receiving panel for additional information to be appended to the user selection; and

    notifying the auto-complete provider that the user has made a choice.

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